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China: Scaling The World’s Highest Innovation Peaks

Vikram Jandhyala
TechCrunch
Vikram Jandhyala
The word “innovation” was mentioned 71 times in a communiqué after the Chinese Communist Party’s recent plenary meeting. 

Three Labour Rights Leaders Detained In China As Worker Unrest Grows

Neil Connor
Telegraph
Neil Connor
Activist detentions follow a growth in discontent among workers affected by China's stalling economy...

Notes on the China I’m Leaving Behind

ANDREW JACOBS
New York Times
ANDREW JACOBS
I GOT together at a restaurant the other night with some Chinese and expatriate friends.

China's Obesity Epidemic: Teaching Children to 'Eat a Rainbow'

Lucy Luo
Guardian
Lucy Luo
The rise in diabetes in China could bankrupt the country’s healthcare system, says a medical expert.

China Seeks to Remove Provincial Barriers to Trade

Sue-Lin Wong
Reuters
Sue-Lin Wong
China will accelerate reforms to remove internal barriers to both foreign and domestic trade.

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11.13.15

The Real Reason for China’s Two-Child Policy: Millions of New Consumers

Two fictitious Chinese brothers are born in Tuanjiehu Maternity Hospital in the Chinese capital of Beijing. Let’s say the first was born already, in late 2015; his parents nickname him Laoda, meaning “oldest child.” That’s because they have hopes...

How Smartphones are Solving One of China’s Biggest Mysteries

Ana Swanson
Washington Post
Ana Swanson
For decades, China has been engaged in a building boom of a scale that is hard to wrap your mind around.

China’s Communist Party Approves Five-Year Plan

Mark Magnier
Wall Street Journal
Mark Magnier
Economists will be watching to see whether it sets ambitious or moderate growth targets.

Li Floats New China Five-Year Growth Minimum of Around 6.5%

Bloomberg
China’s goal of a “moderately prosperous society” refers to policy makers’ plan to double per-capita income by 2020 from 2010 levels.

How Hungry Is China for the World's Food?

John W. Schoen
John W. Schoen
China's transformation from an agrarian economy remains a work in progress...

Caixin Media

10.20.15

Moving 2 Million People for Beijing’s Urban Reset

Nearly 2 million Beijing residents will be moved to the city’s outlying districts from the center by 2020 as part of a massive urban revamp designed to better control people, traffic, and smog.The movers include up to 1 million government workers...

China’s Middle Class Has Overtaken the U.S.’s to Become the World’s Largest

Zheping Huang
Quartz
Zheping Huang
China has crossed another economic threshold.

Caixin Media

10.13.15

Insider Trading Is Hindering Development of Stock Market

A series of investigations into apparent market violations emerged after the recent stock market turmoil, bringing down Zhang Yujun, an assistant chairman at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC); Cheng Boming, general manager of CITIC...

Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt

Min Zeng and Lingling Wei
Wall Street Journal
Min Zeng and Lingling Wei
Shift in Treasury holdings is latest symptom of emerging-market slowdown hitting global economy.

Putting the Past Behind in China

Chris Horton
New York Times
Chris Horton
The days of China’s relying on export manufacturing and infrastructure construction as drivers of economic growth are gone.

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